From The Australian newspaper:
"TRUCK drivers have seized control of a narrow bridge on the Hume Highway near Gundagai in New South Wales and created a blockade causing traffic chaos.
The truckies, part of The Long Distance Owners/Drivers group, were protesting against poor working conditions, a spokesman for the Traffic Management Centre said.
They were allowing cars across The Sheahan Bridge, but no trucks or buses, the spokesman said.
Gundagai Police were at the scene.
A single B-Double was parked horizontally across the two-way Sheahan bridge which runs over the Murrumbidgee River, a NSW police spokesman said.
Other trucks were also parked near the blockade.
Cars and light traffic could use the wooden Prince Alfred bridge nearby, but all heavy vehicles have been deemed too heavy to cross, the spokesman said.
Heavy traffic heading north was diverted at Albury onto the Olympic Highway and via Cootamundra, while southbound traffic was told to pull off at Coolac and go through Cootamundra and onto the Olympic Highway.
"Police have been talking to the truckers and asking them to move on," the police spokesman said.
The group have apparently taken control of the 1.1km bridge in protest at bad working conditions.
"For some time this group have attempted to make contact with the Minister for Transport, Carl Scully," the traffic management spokesman said.
"They are dissatisfied with the working conditions of the heavy haulage industry.
"For some reason that meeting has not taken place so these truck drivers have set up this blockade and the local police in Gundagai are keeping the peace."
Seems Carl Scully and his cronies aren't interested in meeting these drivers who obviously believe there is reform needed to improve the conditions (and therefore safety) of the truck industry. Instead, if you visit the RTA website you will find a whole new range of penalties for speeding heavy vehicles. Talk about tunnel vision!